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Following its release in Japan, the demo for R-Type Final 2 has been made available in the west. It’s out now in both North America and Europe through the eShop.

Here’s a trailer for the game:

Over on the Japanese Switch eShop, a demo for R-Type Final 2 went live earlier today. Take a look at some footage in the video below.

R-Type Final 2 launches for Switch on April 29 in Japan and in the west on April 30.

During a “Granzella Meeting” live stream today, Granzella announced that it is preparing a demo for R-Type 2, and it will be available on Switch. Further information was not provided aside from the April 1 release date.

NIS America is handling R-Type 2 in the west, so it’s possible that the publisher will extend the same demo to overseas fans at some point as well.

R-Type 2 itself launches on April 29 in Japan, followed by April 30 in North America and Europe.


Balan Wonderworld received a demo at the end of January, but the reception was unfortunately mixed. As a bit of good news, it sounds like the feedback reached the development team.

Producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto announced today that Balan Wonderworld will be receiving a day one patch. The update will adjust movement controls and camera movement while also rebalancing the difficulty.

Fujimoto said:

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism is receiving a worldwide release on Switch in a couple of days, but a demo is already up on the eShop. View some footage in the video below.

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism launches for Switch on March 12. Learn more about the title here.

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism was previously only confirmed as a Switch game for Japan, but a worldwide release was looking likely after English support was confirmed. It turns out that this was the case after all.

Artdink has announced that A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism will be released in North America and Europe this week. Additionally, a demo is now available on the eShop.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Monster Hunter Rise received a demo back in January, and fans will soon have another opportunity to try out the Switch title. Capcom announced plans to distribute a new version during today’s Monster Hunter Digital Event.

If you’re interested in trying out Monster Hunter Rise again, you’ll be happy to hear that the demo returns on March 11. Although it’s largely the same as it was before, flagship monster Magnamalo will be featured in a new quest for all players.

Alongside the release of Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut, the game has received a new demo on the Switch eShop. Get a look at some footage below.

Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut is due out for Switch on March 4.

Monster Hunter Rise recently had a fairly meaty demo. Players could take on a training tutorial, an introduction to Wyvern Riding, and a pair of quests.

Capcom has now shared some additional information about the demo. It’s been revealed that it took players an average of 11 minutes and 16 seconds to complete the Beginner Quest with the Great Izuchi, and 21 minutes and 57 seconds on average for the Intermediate Quest featuring Mizutsune.

Although Summer Catchers isn’t out on the Switch eShop quite yet, a demo for the game did go live. Check out some footage in the video below.

Summer Catchers, a road trip adventure game, releases for Switch on February 11. Learn more about the title here.